Mindy Memories

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Newsflash -- It gets hot in summer

I know I'm being facetious, but it amazes me the big deal made on the news about this two-day heat wave. I don't know why these things continue to surprise me, but they do. It needs to be on the news, especially the weather segments, so that people can prepare and yes, people need to be careful in the heat and dreadful humidity. As bad as it was yesterday, it was worse today because it felt like the humidity was much higher.

However, when I watched the news the last few mornings, half the time was taken up by this "story." Reporter at this train station, reporter at that train station, reporter on this corner, reporter at that building, reporter near a fountain, reporter in the suburbs, etc. Yes, we get it, it's hot as Hades.

That being said, I'm going to get off the computer now because it's starting to get reaaaaalllly funky outside. The temperature just dropped at least 10 degrees, it's getting very dark and windy, and we know what that means. Works for me, as long as if the power goes out it's not for long -- it will help us cool off.

More newsflashes, courtesy of Mindy Memories:

It snows in winter.
Leaving things in your car in the summer is not a good idea.
Drink fluids to avoid getting dehydrated.
Leaving your pool full in the backyard could be dangerous to a child if he or she is unsupervised.
If you stay out in the sun a while without sunscreen you may get a sunburn.


  • At 8:29 PM, Blogger Autumn said…

    I live in South Louisiana. It gets hot here too. LOL The other day I stopped at a bakery and there was a big sign on the door that said "Pastries are like ice cream, if you leave them in your car they WILL melt". That's really sad that they actually had to make a sign for that.

  • At 8:12 PM, Blogger Christine said…

    Also remember never to use your hair dryer while bathing! LOL!

    Seriously, it is like that up here on the news, as well. It is even more annoying in the wintertime, when it snows. They have to have a reporter stading alongside Route 128, another along the Mass Pike, another in downtown Boston, etc., etc., to tell us that it is SNOWING!

    Oh, and I especially love it when they put a reporter at Home Depot, to watch people rushing in to buy snow shovels. Why do people need new snow shovels every year? If you've lived here for any length of time, you should already have a snow shovel...why can't they use the ones from last year?

    And why does this stuff make the news?

  • At 8:12 PM, Blogger Christine said…

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